[Mediawiki-l] Link spam filter Idea

Emufarmers Sangly emufarmers at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 22:49:14 UTC 2008


On Jan 17, 2008 4:45 PM, Platonides <Platonides at gmail.com> wrote:

> Adam Meyer wrote:
> > So I get hot by about 50 spam edits a day, but they all do the same
> > thing. They just insert what seems to be exactly 200 links.
> >
> > Is there a way to say that if a edit inserts more than say... 50
> > links, to deny it?
> > If not, how would I go about making a plugin.
> > Im sure I could hack the code to do it, but I think I need to graduate
> > from hack and enter the plugin world.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > -Adam
>
> Use http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmEdit on link adding.
>

I think it would be nice to have an option for the CAPTCHA to trigger only
for edits that add more than a certain number of new links. (So a setting of
0 would duplicate the current behavior of triggering as a result of _any_
new links.)


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